US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (September 10th) tweeted the dismissal of his national security adviser John Bolton with whom he disagreed on many issues, from Iran to North Korea. “I informed John Bolton last night that we no longer needed his services at the White House,” tweeted Trump, barely an hour after the announcement by the executive of a press conference to which Mr. Bolton was to participate along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019
“I disagreed with many of his suggestions, like others in this administration,” said the president, referring to this lawyer trained especially for his mustache. “I asked John his resignation, it was delivered to me this morning,” he continued, assuring that he would appoint his successor next week.
In a terse and enigmatic tweet, Mr. Bolton simply indicated that he had offered to resign Monday night and that the president had said “Let's talk about it tomorrow”. This spectacular dismissal comes in a particularly tense climate between the United States and Iran, a case on which Donald Trump has sent contradictory signals in recent weeks, between extreme firmness and willingness to negotiate.